Partner Daniel N. Ramirez to speak at NAMWOLF’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo – September 29, 2018

Monty & Ramirez Partner Daniel N. Ramirez has been asked by NAMWOLF to join a group of panelists at the 2018 Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo on September 29, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago to speak on “Big Brother is Watching: Do Employees Have the Right to Police Employee Off-Duty Conduct?”

In-Person Only:

Friday, September 28, 2018, from 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM CST

Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

This presentation will address the issues relating to how far an employer may legally go to monitor and discipline employees for off-duty conduct. With the increase in state legalization of marijuana for medicinal and even recreational purposes, how do these new laws impact an employer’s ability to enforce its alcohol and drug use and testing policies? Is it legal for an employer to discipline an employee whose off-duty posts on social media have a potentially negative impact on the employer’s business including its reputation and that of its management and employees? May an employer inquire about criminal activities including arrests and convictions of applicants and can it discipline existing employees for off-duty criminal activity? Is it legal to monitor an employee’s movements with GPS tracking? Attendees will learn about applicable state and federal laws and the best practices for navigating the delicate balance between employees’ off-duty conduct and the need to maintain a safe, productive and secure work environment.

Moderator: Laurie E. Sherwood, Walsworth

Panelists: Daniel N. Ramirez, Partner, Monty & Ramirez LLP; Mary Ulmer Jones, Bank of America; Cheryl Jackson, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Cos.; Scott Freedman, Southern California Gas; Chad K. Lang, Partner, SMGQ Law

Learn more and register here: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/events_cle/2017-2018/2018-professional-success-summit.html